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Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000
by Michael Dale - May 28, 2016

Making her first Broadway appearance in twenty years, the outspoken star and social activist plays a character who sees through the frivolity of youth. (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for EveryoneBWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for Everyone
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2016

THE WILD PARTY is a musical by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe based on the same poem. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMAFull Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees!
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!
by Linda Lenzi - May 11, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press today and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them!  (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, CoFounder & Album Producer; Lawrence Manchester, Album Co-Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed, Lortel Award-winning revival of The Robber Bridegroom on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom. The Robber Bridegroom is currently playing a limited engagement through May 29, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theater. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nathan Lee Graham Goes 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN!' at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Nathan Lee Graham Goes 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN!' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Nathan Lee Graham - the singular Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and bon vivant - premiered a new evening, Going Gaga For Gershwin!, at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, May 6. BroadwayWorld has photos of him in concert below! (more...)

Works by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse SeasonWorks by John Patrick Shanley, Jose Rivera and More Round Out Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2016 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announced today the complete list of programming for its 32nd Powerhouse Season, which runs June 24 to July 31 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring BenefitPhoto Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

MasterVoices raised more than $220,000 to fund the company's Artistic and Education Programs at its 2016 Spring Benefit which featured Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate starring Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Elliot Madore, Anna Christy, and Sarah Mesko, with a World Premiere prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, and conducted by Ted Sperling at Le Parker Meridien and New York City Center on April 28, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you look inside the big night below! (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This MonthTwo-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 GalaVictoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Symphony Space will honor philanthropists Ted and Mary Jo Shen at their 2016 Spring Gala on May 9th. Hosted by James Naughton, the evening will feature performances by Victoria Clark, Lilli Cooper, Chuck Cooper, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael John LaChiusa, Ted Sperling, Katie Thompson and many others. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director at The Public Theater, will present the award to the Shens. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic ScaleBWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' CategoryUPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Category
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Drama Desk winners Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last week, April 28. However, the 'Best Book of a Musical' category was not included this year. After being shamed on social media for leaving the category out of the initial nominations, the Drama Desk Awards (without announcement) quietly added the category back this afternoon on their web site. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-BroadwayFashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Go 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN' at Feinstein's/54 BelowNathan Lee Graham to Go 'GAGA FOR GERSHWIN' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nathan Lee Graham - the singular Grammy Award-winning singer, actor and bon vivant - will premiere a new evening Going Gaga For Gershwin! at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonNOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse TheaterBWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Symphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring GalaSymphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its innovative music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Ted and Mary Jo Shen at the 2016 Spring Gala at Gotham Hall on Monday, May 9, 2016. (more...)

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